Joining statewide trend, Newark animal shelter dramatically cuts cat and dog kills

Not long ago, the Associated Humane Societies Newark shelter was euthanizing four out of every 10 cats and dogs it took in. But in a striking turnaround, the shelter is at the forefront of a trend that’s seen a dramatic reduction in the number of animals put to sleep, a decline animal welfare advocates say … Read more

Dog theft case leads to animal abuse charges for Parma pet owner

PARMA, Ohio — A dog theft case involving Blue the Australian shepherd took a couple of turns before Parma police not only identified the thieves, but ended up also charging the canine’s owner. “On Sept. 8, we responded to a Grovewood Avenue residence, where the victim said she came home to find her dog was … Read more

Air Care responds to Clermont County dog ​​attack

CLERMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) – A dog attack reported in Clermont County sent the animal’s owner to the hospital in a medical helicopter overnight, a sheriff’s official tells FOX19 NOW. It happened at the woman’s residence in the 800 block of Neville-Penn Schoolhouse Road in Washington Township shortly after 10 pm Wednesday, said Chief Deputy … Read more

Flathead officials investigating possible animal cruelty case

Flathead officials are investigating a possible animal cruelty case involving someone who allegedly shot a dog claiming it was a wolf in the Flathead National Forest over the weekend. On Friday, law enforcement was contacted by a person who found about a dozen puppies, a mix of huskies and shepherd-mix dogs, loose in the Doris … Read more

Missoula man arrested on suspicion of attempted animal cruelty

A Missoula man faces an attempted animal cruelty charge after being arrested on suspicion of trying to harm a dog on Friday. Coty D. Neagle, 44, is charged with one count of assault on a minor and one count of attempted aggravated animal cruelty, both felonies. On Friday, Missoula police responded to a residence on … Read more

Colo. Man Used a Gun He Took From a Cop to Kill a Woman Walking Dog

A Colorado man was convicted of first-degree murder Thursday for using an AK-47 to fatally gun down a woman and wound a man after their dog relieved itself outside of his apartment near Coors Field, the Denver District Attorney announced in a statement. A Denver jury deliberated for less than a day when it found … Read more

Stark County Humane Society brings dog lovers together for Mutt Strut

NIMISHILLEN TWP. – Cookie Monster. Prince. Captain America. Wile E. Coyote. Sandy Provost has dressed her beloved miniature pinscher up as just about everything. One of her favorite costumes was a minion from the “Despicable Me” franchise. “The year he was the minion, that was the first year he had to wear pants,” she said. … Read more

Pet shelters and rescues near me: Should I adopt a dog, cat?

Dede Minardi said there is a significant need for people to help care for abandoned animals, either through fostering or adopting. “This year is ridiculous. There’s just too many animals and not enough people,” she said. Minardi who works with CAWS, Community Animal Welfare Society, thinks the issue stemmed from the COVID-19 pandemic and an … Read more